Scott fall weed and feed for new seed

Scott fall weed and feed for new seed

Location C
Grass: Tall fescue

I applied weed killer one month ago, and over seeding TODAY (quite some big bare spots). There is still a lot of weed, but I just spread grass seed anyway. I don’t care whatever amount of grass seed can germinate, and I expect quite some grass seed will germinate within one week (based on previous year’s experience, good grass seed, straw, Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass, watering twice a day)

I would like to apply WinterGuard Fall Weed & Feed around thanksgiving. Will it kill young grass? By the time, I should mow new grass at least three times.

Too much weed, every fall after overseeding, lawn looks much better, it looks ok till next summer, then weed grows like crazy and grass die. I apply Crabgrass Preventer & Weed Control every spring, also apply weed killer too. It only happens to backyard lawn, front yard lawn looks much better with less maintenance. It is headache to keep repairing backyard lawn. Maybe the land(quite some big trees were there 3 years ago and all those trees were removed) is not good for lawn.

Most recommend 3 cuttings before application of fertilizer or ‘weed ‘n feed’. If the weeds are taking over- have you done a soil test to see what’s going on? Are you in clay soil?

We just put in a new lawn this past late spring/early summer. We added a lot of soil amendments (several dump loads of topsoil and sheep/crap). It came in fine. We watered it 3x p/day until established then switched to 2x every third day for a longer duration. Deep, infrequent watering encourages grass roots to go deeper for water, improving their ability to crowd out weeds. A lot of things can be done to help lawns establish without bags of chemicals.

You want the best solution?

Skip the weed and feed and just go with Scott’s winterguard and get down to good applications if you’re growing cool season grass. One application sometime this month and another application going with a slightly heavier rate in early November.

You’re doing the right thing with the crabgrass preventer and spring but depending on where you’re located and what you’re using you might need to follow up with a second application in three months.

As for the weeds treat those by hand with something like Scott’s weed be gone even if you use the lawn attachment is far more effective than try to get those little granulars to stick to the weeds in order to kill them off.

Hope that helps and keep us posted.

For a lot of other good tips see my thread and this forum titled Ultimate Lawn Program For The Best Lawn On The Block.

Location C
Grass: Tall fescue

I applied weed killer one month ago, and over seeding TODAY (quite some big bare spots). There is still a lot of weed, but I just spread grass seed anyway. I don’t care whatever amount of grass seed can germinate, and I expect quite some grass seed will germinate within one week (based on previous year’s experience, good grass seed, straw, Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass, watering twice a day)

I would like to apply WinterGuard Fall Weed & Feed around thanksgiving. Will it kill young grass? By the time, I should mow new grass at least three times.

Too much weed, every fall after overseeding, lawn looks much better, it looks ok till next summer, then weed grows like crazy and grass die. I apply Crabgrass Preventer & Weed Control every spring, also apply weed killer too. It only happens to backyard lawn, front yard lawn looks much better with less maintenance. It is headache to keep repairing backyard lawn. Maybe the land(quite some big trees were there 3 years ago and all those trees were removed) is not good for lawn.

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Can I Put Down Scotts Super Turf Builder Plus 2 If I Overseeded Four Weeks Ago?

A well-kept, healthy lawn should be plush, free of weeds and diseases, and as green as the neighbors’ envious hearts. Weed and feed products are designed to provide needed nutrients to the grass while poisoning weeds that want to steal the lawn’s food. Scotts Super Turf Builder with Plus 2 Weed Control works on several species of lawn grasses. While the company’s website recommends waiting four weeks to put down grass seed after applying the weed and feed, seeding first means waiting a different length of time before you use the product.

Healthy Lawn Chemistry

Scotts Super Turf Builder with Plus 2 Weed Control, now called simply Super Turf Builder with Weed and Feed, contains more nitrogen and phosphorus than plain Turf Builder Weed and Feed, to provide faster green-up. Super Turf Builder contains 29 percent nitrogen, 2 percent phosphorus and 3 percent potassium, while plain Turf Builder contains 28 percent nitrogen, no phosphorus and 3 percent potassium. The active weed-killing ingredients are 2,4-D and mecoprop. Environmental health agencies in some areas list 2,4-D as a chemical known to cause cancer or birth defects, so use with caution.

If you are unable to find Super Turf Builder Weed and Feed, Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action provides similar results. It kills weeds, prevents the new weeds from sprouting and feeds the grass.

Timing Is Everything

The Scotts website question-and-answer section states that grass seeds should be allowed to germinate and grow tall and strong enough to be mowed four times before you apply weed and feed. No entirely specific time period is provided, because different grass species grow at different rates, and growth is affected by many variables, including soil quality, temperature and rainfall or manual irrigation.

The Nitty Gritty

This turf builder weed and feed should be applied with a mechanical spreader for even distribution. When using a spreader, Scotts Turf Builder Plus 2 spreader settings vary depending on the device. Set broadcast and rotary spreaders at 3.5, hand-held spreaders on 3 and drop spreaders on 5. Even if you’ve used the turf builder products for years, always check the package directions to ensure that the instructions haven’t changed.

Before applying any fertilizer or herbicide product, put on a mask, safety goggles, gloves, long sleeves, long pants and closed toe shoes. After applying the weed and feed and cleaning the spreader, wash your clothing in hot water and detergent to remove any dust or residue.

Wait for a calm day when temperatures are not expected to rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit and no rainfall is expected for at least 24 hours. Water the lawn first to moisten the grass, or start the application when the grass is moist from dew. The product should be applied while weeds are actively growing in the lawn. A second application may be made, but wait at least 30 days — and do not use the product more than twice each year.

Scotts Turf Builder Plus 2 Liquid

If you have a very small lawn, an alternative to the granular Scotts weed and feed products is the Scotts Liquid Turf Builder with Plus 2 Weed Control. This liquid fertilizer provides a quick boost of nitrogen as well as killing clover, dandelions and other weeds. Simply attach the garden hose and spray the lawn when the weeds are actively growing.

Use It Carefully

Make sure the product does not spill or drift on the wind to desirable plants, and don’t use it within several feet of fruit or vegetable plants. Sweep up any fertilizer that drifts onto sidewalks or driveways and toss it back onto the lawn.

Do not apply on St. Augustine grass, including the Floratam variety. St. Augustine grasses (Stenotaphrum secundatum) grow best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 10. The product is not appropriate for carpet grass (Axonopus affinis), which thrives in USDA zones 9 through 10, or dichondra (Dichondra spp.), a creeping ground cover often used in place of standard lawn grass in USDA zones 7 through 11.